Educational TV Shows

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Houston Zoo May Improve Our City's Brutal Reputation On Cable TV

    For a while now, cable viewers have had their image of how Houston treats its animals shaped by Animal Planet's Animal Cops, which shows us basically torturing very cute puppies, just for kicks.Happily, the image may be about to change, when the National Geographic WILD channel airs Zoo Confidentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    The Week In TV: Time Runs Out for 24

    Cancellation: The light at the end of our tunnel.​I miss Spring Break, I'm awash in cancellations, and I don't get your reference to the Cookie Crisp Wizard. This was the week in TV Land: • As I wrote last week in my post about The Office, it's possible for a show to overstay its welcome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Bob's Taco Station Gets Its 15 Minutes

    ​Back in July 2009, we ran down the list of Houston restaurants chosen for the somewhat ignominious honor of appearing on the Food Network's show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, starring the most obnoxious head full of peroxide since Pamela Anderson did duty on Baywatch. Some of the entries on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Are You the Worst Cook in America? Prove It

    ​Above is a photo of a cake that I attempted to bake when I was 14 years old (also known as the age at which I was really old enough to know better). Because I was -- and admittedly still am -- impatient, I couldn't wait for the hot cake to cool before frosting it. The result was a pastry abom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Michelle Obama on Iron Chef

    ​Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America last Sunday to promote healthy eating. Ever since she planted that organic garden last year, she has become a spokesperson for eating your vegetables and therefore a lightning rod for controversy. The White House communications office reached out t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    The Blue Planet Live!

    The Houston Symphony goes deep-sea fishing (musically speaking, of course)

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Buffalo Gap

    Photo by Robb WalshBuffalo Gap is a hamlet outside of Abilene whose main claim to fame is the Perini Ranch Steakhouse. The current issue of Food Network Magazine claims that the Perini Ranch Steakhouse makes the best burger in Texas. I love the Perini Ranch and count Tom Perini among my friends. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Apparently, Crazy Shit Can Go Down When You're Pregnant

    Photo by PinkMooseI never thought pregnancy could be so crazy.Apparently, I was wrong.Now calm down, gentle readers. The fates have not yet conspired to allow Miss Pop Rocks to breed (perhaps there's an overabundance of snark at the moment and the universe does not need anymore), but this thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Why Do I Watch Shows About Weird Medical Problems?

    Am I the only one who every so often finds herself sucked into TLC and Discovery Health programs about people with weird, effed up health issues like tumors on their faces and bark growing on their arms and just sick shit like that? Please say you watch these programs, too, and that I am not alone. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007
  • News

    July 14, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Size Matters

    Fan Factory's "Squeeze Plays" are short in length and long on laughs

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Mac Attack

    A cancer patient sues McDonald's, contending a peppered burrito caused his nosebleed

  • Calendar

    August 1, 2002

    Southern Specialty

    You can take TV chef Tanya Holland out of the South, but you can't take the South out of her

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Chow Time

    Could the Food Network finally be coming to Time-Warner's analog offerings?

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Store in the Galleria

    Discovery Channel store

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998